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Mar 5, 2013 1:00am PST
. >>> dennis rodman and a man he says is a friend. why the former nba star put on a show nor kim jong un. we are keeping him honest with laura ling and her sister. we begin with breaking news. evidence of a damaging allegation was made up. we know part of the plot was fabricated by a member of the oldest profession, a prostitute for the world's best known motive, money. the senator is answering questions about flights to the dominican republic. the explosive charges have to do with what he did while there. the conservative website, the daily caller first reported them. the site running video from nameless video who say they had sex with the senator for money. the charges are serious enough that we sent drew griffin to the dominican republic to investigate. >> reporter: a rundown brothel in santa domingo is hardly the place for serious journalism and yet here we are knocking on its door. and finding yet another mysterious clue leading to another closed door. hello. >> drew found nothing to corroborate the allegations and neither did the fbi. tonight cnn has obtained evidence. affidavits from
CNN
Mar 4, 2013 7:00pm PST
of america here. here in this case is north korea. kim is the new dictator, kim jong-un. his other hobbies include testing nuclear weapons and threatening to use them on dennis's home and i'll let the spokesman finish my thought. >> a new phase that has lasted century after century will target against the u.s., the sworn enemy of the korean people. >> not very friendly, is it? kim jong-un also maintains a whole network of concentration camps where tens of thousands of people are housed and die of starvation and disease and neglect. kim jong-un is belligerent to the u.s. his rise to power has had no positive impact on the country's dire human rights record. nearly 2,000 are decimated including children. concentration camps really. many spend their entire lives behind barbed wire. outside the wire this is a country with a history of government imposed mass starvation that continues to this day. millions died in the 90s. old people abandoned for lack of food and children being killed. when they take a political prisoner and send them to a concentration camp they send three generations of that
CNN
Mar 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
on twitter. >>> the former all-star nba player dennis rodman talking about his new friend, kim jong-un. not the friendliest guy if you ask us. we'll talk to laura ling who was in north korea's prison for nearly five months and her sister, lisa, who fought for her release. >>> also ahead tonight, demolition begins where a sinkhole swallowed a florida man. the victim's brother speaking out again tonight. plus, inside another sinkhole, an up-close look at what authorities are actually dealing with, when the earth collapses. we'll take you inside. for over 75 years people ...with geico... ohhh...sorry!. director's voice: here we go. from the top. and action for over 75 years people have saved money with gecko so.... director's voice: cut it! ...what...what did i say? gecko? i said gecko? aw... for over 75 year...(laughs. but still trying to keep it contained) director's voice: keep it together. i'm good. i'm good. for over 75...(uncontrollable laughter). what are you doing there? stop making me laugh. vo: geico. saving people money for over seventy-five years. gecko: don't look at me. don'
CNN
Mar 4, 2013 4:00pm PST
stephanopoul stephanopoulos, praising kim jong-un. >> a great guy, just a great guy. >> a great guy who puts 200,000 people in prison camps? >> it's not the same way we do things here? >> was that a saturday night live skit? >> no, this is the saturday night live skit? >> north korean high five. >> though pitting reality against the skit -- >> i love this guy! >> i love him. i love him. the guy is awesome. >> reality won. it was a mesmerizing interview in which dennis rodman called george stephanopoulos dude. >>> dude. >> and engaged in a lot of guesswork. >> guess what, guess what, guess what, what i did -- what i did was history. was history against what? >> imagine the north korean interpreter trying to make sense of this interview. now, there is at least one guy who came to rodman's defense. >> maybe dennis is a lot better than what we have. >> donis trump was dissing the obama administration's diplomatic skills. rodman just returned to trump's all-star excellent apresentence where he was picked last when two teams were formed. >> i was the last one picked. it didn't bother me. >> kim jo
ABC
Mar 1, 2013 5:30pm PST
: with trumpets blaring -- dennis rodman was bigger news in north korea than its recent nuclear test. kim jong-un and his wife gushed and watched the basketball match with rodman. it wasn't just basketball. there was a tour of a dolphin aquarium, ice rink, and last night, a private dinner with kim that apparently involved more than eating. a producer from rodman's sponsor vice magazine tweeting, so kim jong-un just got the vice crew wasted. no, really, that happened. >> i love it. he's awesome. >> reporter: awesome? kim parties while his citizens starve and he's repeatedly threatened the united states with destruction. and has the material for enough nuclear bombs to make good on that threat. and dennis rodman is our only direct contact? >> is rodman the man who knows more about kim jong-un than any american? >> he is that man. there's nobody at the cia who could tell you more about kim jong un personally than dennis rodman. that in itself is scary. >> reporter: but the state has no plans to reach out to the bad boy of basketball, stating -- with a straight face today -- >> he's never been a play
ABC
Mar 3, 2013 7:00am PST
diplomat becoming the first american to meet with kim jong-un, the new, young leader of north korea. there he is in the video. so here's the question for you, what's the consensus at this point? did he, oddly enough, make a fresh opening for the united states with one of the most repressive and isolated regimes on the planet, or did he get used by a brutal dictator? >> you see those pictures right there. clearly the north korean regime will be happy with those pictures. we'll see what he says when he comes out in his first interview and learn a lot more. he has spent more time one-on-one with kim jong-un than any other american. you know, you talk to experts right now. they say he knows more than anyone in the cia knows about kim jong-un, so anything he says about the dictator is interesting, but it will be interesting also to see his take on kim jong-un and whether he sticks by those words that he tweeted out coming off the trip where he said, "i love this man. he's awesome." hard to reconcile that with the human rights record of kim jong-un. >> and with 200,000 people in forced pr
FOX News
Mar 4, 2013 12:00pm PST
news and this week with george stephanopoulos that kim jong-un wants to talk with mr. obama. >> we want obama to do one thing, call him. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right, he told me that. he said, if you can, dennis, i don't want to do war. i don't want to do war. he said that to me. >> shepard: they did not discussion the millions of north koreans who are starving or the nation's many prison camps. he wasn't announced as a guest for stephanopoulos, so i'm switching around. >> and what is he wearing? he talked more about how much he loved kim jong-un. how awesome kim the younger is, and also talked a little bit about kim the younger's own personality, and what rodman, with all his insight, believes drives the north korean leader. listen. >> he loves power. he loves control. because of his dad. but he just -- he is a great guy. you sit down and talk to him, you know. the subject is -- >> a great guy who puts 200,000 people in prison camp? >> well you know, guess what, there's a way we do the same thing here. >> we previous prison camps. >> this is all politics. >>
FOX News
Mar 4, 2013 2:00pm PST
korean dictator, kim jong-un. >> if you don't want to do that, you don't have to do that. at it more like it's -- a diplomat. i don't want to do that. >> sounds like you're apologizing for him? >> i'm not apologizing for him. he is a good guy to me. he is my friend. i don't condone what he does, but at far as person to person, he is my friend. of course what he does, -- >> if that's not enough. here's a little more. >> i sat with him for two days, and the one thing he asked me to give obama something to say and do one thing. he want obama to do one thing. call him. he loves basketball. obama loves basketball. let's start there let's start there. >> oh, boy. where do you start? fascinating. >> the ratings are going to be good. people want to watch something like that even though it has no place on the sunday news talk shows given the topics they normally talk about. the out fit making a mockery of a situation where people are suffering and children starving. he has no place doing this and how did he get approved to go over there? >> i don't know, greg, at one point he tweeted about meeting
FOX News
Mar 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
be a hero to the human rights activists and would have got then p.r. he was looking for anyway. >> kim jong-un has a long history of prison camps, concentration camps, people starving, but dennis rodman says obama should give him a call. >> don't forget he is my friend, as he said. and there's the phrase, two of the grandfather and the father two of the great butchers of all-time. when i was at the state department a met a lot of whacky diplomats. the guy can take the cake. >> well intentioned. >> you think somebody would have briefed him on the human rights conditions. but, no, he says a good guy america friend. that's his problem to deal with. it's not just -- we haven't had anybody sit noun north korea as far as i know, franklin graham, billy graham's son. outside of that they won't talk to any diplomats from the united states but they talk to dennis rodman and the hard blem globetrotter, i think all of that can be -- i think this is counterproductive and made america look like idiots. >> the interesting thing about dennis rodman. he said exactly what most professors say, when you -- they a
CNN
Mar 4, 2013 8:00pm PST
are the channels we choose to employ. >> is the basketball star making more headway with kim jong-un than the united states? ben, is there a lesson to be learned here? dennis rodman shows up looking a little bit look a kook. he has his sunglasses on inside the studio. and he's got his dollar bill jacket on. but -- but, what did he accomplish? >> he was there, met the guy, maybe got useful information. it's painful for me to agree with donald trump in a situation like this. i never agree with him. but no one has gotten in there. no one has met with him. he's a 28-year-old. he is taking over for the first time this her mitt kingdom. is there a chance he could reach out to a crazy person like dennis rodman and make a connection with the west that he hasn't made before? i think there's a chance of it. mostly it's a clownish buffoon incident. but if you give the kid a benefit of the doubt, dennis rodman brings back even a tiny piece of information, we shouldn't just dismiss it out of hand. >> rodman said he could be the west's leading expert on north korea's leader. i don't know if bill richar
FOX News
Mar 31, 2013 1:00pm PDT
images of dictator kim jong un studying a series of charts allegedly containing plans for a strike on the u.s. mainland. elizabeth pran is live. are we hearing from the white house on this? >> we are. white house announcing a legally coast rhetoric and the threats are more of a familiar pattern. new reports of fighter jets are arriving in south korea for joint exercises, latest demonstration meant to deter from pyongyang. they conducted annual air power drills that did include b-2 stealth bombers. chairman spoke about the country's bullying language this morning. >> i wouldn't be that concerned about them in the mainland u.s. right now or even in the u.s. territory. i think the real threat is to what north korea might be boxing itself into. >> reporter: he went on to say there is no purpose to have direct talks with the leader and staff comparing them to an organized crime family running the territory. >> heather: so kim jong un he has listed a number of other threats. what else is he demanding? >> reporter: the young leader is threatening to close one of the biggest sources of emp
MSNBC
Mar 1, 2013 2:30am PST
american weapons? >>> and speaking of foreign diplomacy, dennis rodman becomes the new bff to kim jong-un during a trip to north korea. yes, these are the real pictures. we'll explain later in the show. >>> first, our top story this morning comes from our nation's capital. at times it felt like a slow-moving train wreck, but time is finally up for the white house and members of congress. today, $85 billion across the board spending cuts hit federal agencies and the pentagon. two competing plans to avert the sequester failed yesterday, as expected. president obama will meet with leaders from both parties today, even though many lawmakers have already left town for the weekend. what's left is a deeply divided capital where yesterday senator lindsey graham took his own party to task for signing off on sequestration in the first place. >> i guess the republican party feels like the pell grants and food stamps and the faa and home mortgage interest deduction and all this other stuff in the federal government should be shielded, but those who have been fighting the war that protects us all from
CNN
Mar 19, 2013 11:00pm PDT
to north korea to meet with kim jong-un. since then people have dismissed rodman for how little he knew, but as ridiculous as people said his trip was, he did learn a few things about the mysterious north korean dictator. in an interview with "the sun" entitled why i danced with michael jackson with north korean tyrant, he described him as a cool guy who wears everyday, regular clothes and likes music and sports and stuff. we only see him in the military ensemble. the north korean leader likes '80s music which explains the dancing to michael jackson. however, the most revealing detail is what he said about kim jong-un's wife. according to rodman, quote him again, she's a beautiful woman, very elegant and quite tall for a korean, maybe 5'5". she kept talking about their beautiful baby daughter. that is a pretty amazing revelation. we know almost nothing about kim jong-un's wife and the fact that the couple might have a child is a state secret. last year we saw her for weeks and until now some speculated some she was pregnant, some speculated she was not in favor, she dressed too showy. d
CNN
Mar 29, 2013 1:00pm PDT
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FOX News
Mar 4, 2013 7:00pm PST
with this guy, we have no idea what kim jong un is like at all. i realize that dennis rodman is quite a wild guy and quite an interesting fellow, i might add, but we now have at least we have a communication from rodman to this guy, which is more than we've ever had. >> yeah, the question is, what communication went into rodman and what reported that communication is coming out. you can get a distorted view. >> greta: it is distorted. i think it is distorted. >> and i think he's presented a distorted view. if they want to communicate with us, there are ways to do it. it's a question here not of one individual kim jong un, it's a question of a regime that's followed a pattern, including since he took office of repressing its people and threatening its neighbors and nothing since kim jong un took power after the death of his father has changed. if anything, it's gotten worse. they've restricted the border to prevent north korean refugees from coming out and tested the nuclear device for the third time and there's every indication, increased cooperation with iran and i think the threat is growing l
CNN
Mar 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
the drum of war. kim jong-un threatens to launch a preemptive strike against the united states. and a 24-year-old intern killed by a lion at an animal sanctuary. the young woman's father joins us tonight. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, senator rand paul declares victory after a filibuster that lasted 12 hours, 52 minutes, and 11 seconds, because who's counting, the man who staged the randpage finally got the answer he wanted from the white house. >> does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an american, not engaged in combat on american soil? the answer is no. >> and in return, the white house got what it wanted too, john brennan was confirmed today as cia director in a 63-43 vote in the senate. it was brennan's nomination, of course, that paul was holding up with his close to epic filibuster. but not everyone in senator paul's own party is celebrating his win. >> all i can say is that i don't think that what happened yesterday is helpful to the american people. >> tonight, senator rand paul is somehow
CNN
Mar 19, 2013 5:00pm PDT
>>> it has been weeks since dennis rodman traveled to north korea to meet with kim jong-un. since then people have dismissed rodman for how little he knew, but as ridiculous as people said his trip was, he did learn a few things about the mysterious north korean dictator. in an interview with "the sun" entitled why i danced with michael jackson with north korean tyrant, he described him as a cool guy who wears everyday, regular clothes and likes music and sports and stuff. we only see him in the military ensemb ensemble. the north korean leader likes '80s music which explains the dancing to michael jackson. however, the most revealing detail is what he said about kim jong-un's wife. according to rodman, quote him again, she's a beautiful woman, very elegant and quite tall for a korean, maybe 5'5'5". she kept talking about their beautiful baby daughter. that is a pretty amazing revelation. we know almost nothing about kim jong-un's wife and the fact that the couple might have a child is a state secret. last year we saw her for weeks and until now some speculated some she was pregna
CNN
Mar 19, 2013 8:00pm PDT
to michael jackson. however, the most revealing detail is what he said about kim jong-un's wife. according to rodman, quote him again, she's a beautiful woman, very elegant and quite tall for a korean, maybe 5'5". she kept talking about their beautiful baby daughter. that is a pretty amazing revelation. we know almost nothing about kim jong-un's wife and the fact that the couple might have a child is a state secret. last year we saw her for weeks and until now some speculated some she was pregnant, some speculated she was not in favor, she dressed too showy. dennis rodman got the answer. it goes to show how much access he was given. it was also pretty amazing that kim jong-un has a daughter because north korea has a terrible reputation when it comes to women. just last week's north korea's military leaders dealt with the venomous south korea's prime minister's skirt, and yet his daughter is the first born and she was born and at this moment she is the heir and parent of north korea. as embarrassing as some people thought dennis rodman's trip was, north korea getting a female leader before
CNN
Mar 4, 2013 10:00am PST
his trip to north korea. why the former nba star is trying to get kim jong-un and president obama to talk. plus, the fbi releases letters sent to whitney houston. how an admirer tried to extort money from the late singer. this is all happening right now. ♪ ♪ we're lucky, it's not every day you find a companion as loyal as a subaru. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. thank you orville and wilbur... ...amelia... neil and buzz: for proving there's nowhere we can't go. but, at some point... giant leaps gave way to baby steps... and with all due respect, you're history. if you taught us anything, it's that you can't cling to the past... if you want to create the future. that's why, instead of looking behind... delta is looking beyond. pushing u.s. aviation to new heights. all 80 thousand of us. busy investing billions in the industry's boldest moves. it's biggest advances in technology. bringing our passengers the best, the most spacious fleet in the sky. and earning more awards than any other airline... to show for it. so rather than simply saluting history... we're out the
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2013 8:00pm PST
a third nuclear test, and there are many things that kim jong-un who's a new leader in north korea. everyone else is newer than he is, nonetheless, he could have issued through rodman or even by letter a very -- a more sophisticated note on how he would like to stand down on the nuclear front, stand down on some of the posturing on south korea. there are many things he could have done to make this serious. he's a pop culture guy, he's a young man. we have to ask ourselves, is he trying to do what he knows. as inadequate and silly as it sounds, maybe there's something deeper there. i don't think there is, but barack obama needs to respond to serious initiatives and not just the pop culture ones. and the leader of north korea needs to learn that. >> here's what i don't get about these diplomatic niceties. why isn't this the best time to call, after north korea has done something that we really really don't want and we really want them to stop doing it. the soviet missiles were in cuba, and so president kennedy was communicating as directly with nikita khrushchev as he could. he didn'
MSNBC
Mar 29, 2013 10:00am PDT
of kim jong un, the north korean leader, peering through field glasses and threatening to annihilate a small south korean island this is that island. it's about ten miles from the north korean mainland. in fact, kim was standing just over there on that small island when he made those threats. this place is home to 5,000 civilians. and a lot of soldiers. now, you would have thought that they would have got used to threats from the north. but even here, they've been alarmed by the frequency and the intensity of the threats that have come from pyongyang. now, the latest of course, was kim saying he was readying north korean missiles to attack u.s. bases. and today there was a mass rally in the center of pyongyang, screaming death to imperialists. and of course, supporting kim jong un. analysts believe an attack on u.s. bases is not that likely. that north korea simply doesn't have the capability. more likely is some sort of limited clash here in the west sea, that's happened before. the people on this island are only too aware of that. andr andrea? >> ian williams thanks to you on the f
CNN
Mar 12, 2013 1:00pm PDT
with his new friend the north korean leader kim jong-un. >>> president obama is taking his new outreach campaign directly to capitol hill just as leading republicans are reviving parts of their agenda from the 2012 presidential campaign. his former rival house budget committee chairman paul ryan sounded a lot like he did back out there on the campaign trail last year. our chief congressional correspondent dana bash is joining us live from capitol hill right now. dana, what's the latest that's going on because there's a lot of activity. >> reporter: there sure is. you know, wolf, one of the reasons he picked paul ryan as his runningmate because ryan is considered one of the smartest minds and best spokespeople on the issue of republican economic principles and today ryan doubled down on those ideas. if all this looks familiar, it should. >> the house budget committee republican majority, putting out yet again a budget that addresses america's need. >> reporter: there are some differences between this paul ryan budget and those in years past. the biggest, the election day smackdown ryan a
FOX
Mar 2, 2013 10:00pm PST
. is he in cairo for a nine-nation visit. >>> and video was released of north korean leader kim jong-un and consider rodham watching a basketball team. rodman and kim jong-un watched the game on thur and rodman later called the dictator a an "awesome guy." the u.s. state department has distanced himself from rodman saying he does not represent the united states. >>> a new report is casting baseball star alex rodriguez in an unfavorable light when it comes to charitable giving. according to the boston globe a charity started by him gave only 1% of the proceeds to the charity. irs records show in 2006 the foundation raisedded more than $403,000 at a celebrity pocker tournament, but only $5,000 was given to charity. . >>> tomorrow crews will begin to demolish that florida house where a map was swallowed by a sinkhole. today officials ended their efforts to try to recover jeff bush's body. a large sinkhole opened up under his bedroom thursday night. rescuers have used devices to try to detect sign of life, but have been unsuccessful. now engineers say it's possible that the entire home cou
MSNBC
Mar 29, 2013 2:30am PDT
. the country has put rocket units on standby, saying they are willing to fire in the south pacific. kim jong-un says the north is ready to settle accounts with the u.s. imperialists. the announcements came after the u.s. flew a pair of nuclear-capable stealth bombers over south korean air space. deployed from a base in missouri, they practiced dropping bombs on a south korean range, nearly 6,500 miles away. defense secretary chuck hagel says the pentagon has not taken the regime's threats lightly. >> is north korea more dangerous today? i think they're very provocative actions and belligerent tone has ratcheted up the danger. and we have to understand that reality. >> on tuesday, kim jong-un threatened to fire on guam, hawaii, and the u.s. mainland. and has recently put ground troops and artillery on standby. and pyongyang even released a propaganda video earlier this month showing the u.s. capitol and white house under attack. >>> the situation in syria grows worse by the day. mortar shells fell on the ca cafeteria at damascus university killing at least 15 students and wounding at least 20 mo
FOX News
Mar 5, 2013 8:00am PST
appears to be growing more impatient with hits neighbor. kim jong un has been mostly confrontational with the u.s. except for his meeting with dennis rodman last week. >> we have urged the north korean leadership to head president obama's call to choose the path of peace and come into compliance witnesses international obligations. north korea's actions directly violate united nations security council resolutions and threaten international please and security. >> reporter: a third nuclear test took place just last month, jon. jon: congress is taking teps to try to further the crackdown on north korea? >> reporter: they are supporting tougher chances. they are mold holding a meeting on north korean criminal activities that keep the regime in power. here is chairmaned royce from california. >> we must go after kim jong un's illegal activities like we went after organized crime in the united states. identify the network, interdict shipment and disrupt the flow of money. >> reporter: it includes the smuggling and counterfeiting of u.s. 100-dollar bills, jon. jon: thank you. general jack
CNN
Mar 30, 2013 8:00am PDT
, that the father, the grandfather of kim jong-un has exceeded now the direct threats against the united states, the threats of nuclear war on the peninsula, the threats of attacking hawaii, of attacking guam, of attacking the mainland united states with nuclear weapons. let's make clear. he doesn't have the capability to do that. but he is taking it to a different level. and there's a lot of people that are looking on and they're trying to calm the situation down. we heard today from south korea's defense ministry spokes man. listen -- >> translator: north korea's continuing threats against south korea such as saying it is entering a state of war, are never acceptable since it is harming peace and stability on the korean peninsula. the recent military exercises such as key resolve and bold eagle and the u.s. strategic bombers' deployment on the peninsula were defensive in nature against north korea's possible provocation. >> reporter: now, the real threat according to some veteran north korea watchers like dr. ham park of the university of georgia, is that the young north korean leader is back
CNN
Mar 30, 2013 7:00am PDT
for a moment and those threats from kim jong-un, he said he has his missiles pointed at austin, texas, of all places, is he ready to push the button? we'll go ahead and examine the options with two of the world's leading experts on the subject. she may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec®. powerful allergy relief for adults and kids six years and older. zyrtec®. love the air. are you flo? yes. is this the thing you gave my husband? well, yeah, yes. the "name your price" tool. you tell us the price you want to pay, and we give you a range of options to choose from. careful, though -- that kind of power can go to your head. that explains a lot. yo, buddy! i got this. gimme one, gimme one, gimme one! the power of the "name your price" tool. only from progressive. boom. heart attack. the doctor recommends bayer aspirin to keep this from happening to me again. it's working. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. it can happen to anyone. talk to your doctor. that your mouth is under attack, from food particles and bacteria. try fixoden
CSPAN
Mar 7, 2013 1:00am EST
that we adopt policies to combat the illicit activity of this criminal regime. , is respect to kim jong-un ow he solidifying his hold on power vis-À-vis when he first came in? changed the number ofhas ministers. he has moved people around a bit. the people around him and with the most recent visit of this an dennis rodman, a number of those prayers are those who have interested but the u.s.. is that messaging? it probably is to the u.s. the people around him are more of hardliners. one would have thought 12 months ago he was trying to put on the sidelines. >> it is a common misperception the notion that there is some type of policy difference or conflict between the leadership and the north korean ella terry. -- north korean military. there are competing interests, but the north korean system's total monopoly of the clan over the rest of the nation including the military has been nearly perfected. the north korean founder learned this from chairman mao of china. make sure that the party controls the military and maintains power to appoint and promote general's, making key personnel decisi
FOX News
Mar 29, 2013 1:00pm PDT
with the nukes at it again. this time kim jong un is getting specific. photos released on state-run website show kim and his buddies huddled in front of the map. look what's on the map, cities they want to blow up in the united states. they include washington, dc and los angeles, austin, texas. pretty much all of hawaii. lieutenant colonel allen west is sitting one of those cities right now, los angeles. you better look up, colonel, congressman. man, oh, man. what's going on. what do you think he's up to? >> well, first of all, he better act right or else i'll get over and head on a plane and square him away. what you have to understand is you have a very young leader in kim jong un and you have a new leader in south korea. they feel they have a leader in barack obama that really has not been tested. this is a continuation of the type of lidg blej rans we've ber we've seen before. they fired artillery on a south korean island. nothing was done. you can take this back to the incident where we had a u.s. army major hacked today on a brush and tree clearing mission along the dmz. there comes a time
MSNBC
Mar 18, 2013 8:00am PDT
of dennis rodman going there with kim jong-un, going back, doing the sunday talkers saying he doesn't want war. wants to speak with the president? >> well, you know, rodman got in to see kim jong-un, i couldn't. i went with eric schmidt at google. i don't think it was serious diplomacy. but i don't want to diminish rodman. it could be that the weight of this new leader is through nontraditional diplomacy. ngos. >> former chicago bulls? >> well, i won't say a sports person, but, you know, we need to talk to this guy. and he, i think, is unfortunately heading in the wrong direction. so i hope some diplomacy emerges after we put on these sanctions which i support. after we say, look, there's going to be a cost for all of this bellicose rhetoric and nuclear tests and the missile launches. i think they're gearing up for a big negotiation, the north koreans, where they say, look, you want us to stop this stuff. we want food, fuel, sanctions. >> right. >> some big grand bargain. i think that's what they're doing. but, you know, i've been there many times. i don't know what they're up to. >> great
CNN
Mar 31, 2013 5:00am PDT
making process. obviously, there's a lot of speculation. people are wondering, did kim jong-un get the message that was delivered by china, by russia, and so many others, to dial back the rhetoric and all the talk of near war on the peninsula, missile strikes on the continental united states. did he hear that message? is that why we're seeing all of this? even some north korean experts say kim jong-un was painting himself into a corner with all of that. he was whipping up so much national fervor and getting people geared up to go to war that it could backfire on him. he could lose credibility or even worse, he can find himself in a position where he had to make good on some of those threats in order to maintain a standing in the eyes of his own people. there's little doubt, at this point, that over the course of the next hours and days, all eyes from washington to beijing, from here in seoul to moscow, are going to be on north korea and kim jong-un to try to see what he does say, to try to listen closely and find out what the next move of pyongyang will be. alison? >> okay, jim cla
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
stars has befriended one of the world's most controversial dictators, north korea's kim jong un. really likes basketball. so he allowed dennis rodman to visit the capital city with a film crew. rodman brought back this message for president obama. >> he want obama to do one thing, call him. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. he told me that. he said if you can, dennis, i don't want do war. i don't want do war. >> okay. i'm not sure we should take dennis's word for it, though. peace-loving north korea conducted its third nuclear test right before dennis rodman's visit, and now is working on a long-range missile. but let's forget about peace and talk about love. here is dennis rodman again. >> his country like him, not like him, love him. love him. >> rodman and some harlem globetrotters got special tours of north korea's best sites. they did not see this north korea, where 6 million people need food eighth aid. 19% of the babies are malnourished, and most people make 4 bucks a day. those statistics explain why the state department was not thrilled about watching ki
MSNBC
Mar 5, 2013 12:00am PST
. those statistics explain why the state department was not thrilled about watching kim jong un roll out the red carpet for rodman. >> clearly you've got the regime spending money to wine and dine foreign visitors when they should be feeding their own people. >> so let's get this straight. the united states has not held formal talks with north korea since 2005, but this guy gets a seat at the table? dennis rodman, the player who head butted a ref and was once called the worm? the man who has always attracted attention for keeping strange company might have finally outdone himself. let's turn to eugene robinson, msnbc political analyst and associate editor pulitzer prize winning columnist for "the washington post." okay. how bizarre is this? >> well, it's hard to get weirder than this, ed. i mean, dennis rodman has i think five nba championships. he has been defensive player of the year. he is in the hall of fame. he is not going to be adding a nobel peace prize to his list of honors. it's not going to happen. this was really bizarre. >> does this make north korea look approachable to the
ABC
Mar 4, 2013 4:00am PST
, he met with kim jong-un. they attended an exhibition basketball game. on abc's "this week" yesterday, the flay buoyantly dressed rodman talked to george stephanopoulos. >> you said you love kim and think he's awesome, were you aware of his threats to harm the united states and his horrendous record on human rights? >> one thing about that. i didn't look at all that right there. i understand what he's doing. i don't condone it. i hate the fact that he's doing it. but the fact is that's a human being. i sat with him for two days. he asked he to give obama to say and do one thing. he wants obama to do one thing. call him. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. he told me that. he said, if you can, dennis, i don't want to do war. i don't want to do war. he said that to me. >> an administration spokesperson said that instead of spending money on staged sports event, the north korean regime should focus on the well being of its own people. >>> now to the budget cuts expected to take place over the weekend. with no official talks scheduled, the president has been making p
NBC
Mar 1, 2013 4:00am PST
. >>> an all-time odd couple. kim jong-un and former nba bad boy dennis rodman watching a basketball game together in pyongyang. rodman quoted as telling the leader of north korea, quote, you have a friend for life. >>> at the pga honda classic in florida, tiger woods had one that landed in a water hazard. so he took off his shoes and socks and got wet to hit it out and save his par. finishing his day 6 back of the leader. >>> the latest version of the internet dance craze. is the miami heat. they were trying to have fun with what it might be called not the harlem shake, maybe we should call this the south beach shake or something like that. >>> you're watching "early today." good morning and welcome back. temperatures look mild on the west coast for today. we're in the 40s and 50s. l.a. is at about 52 degrees with a huge warmup later on this afternoon. it should once again top out in the 80s. wet in seattle today, an inch or two is possible extreme northwestern washington state and then as we go into tomorrow we should get a break from the heaviest rain inland but it will be falling alon
NBC
Mar 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
kim jong-un and at least talk basketball. of the north korean leader, rodman said, quote, he loves power, he loves control because of his dad and stuff like that. he called him honest and awesome. said he loves him. the state department further distances himself -- themselves from the trip. >>> a couple other items in the news tonight. the forbes list of billionaires is out. women now make up just under 10% of the list. many more of them self-made than in recent years. the first lady talked about body image and her two girls today while publicizing her "let's move" campaign. she said, quote, i have two young daughters. we never talk about weight. i make it a point. i don't want our children to be weight-obsessed. i want them to be focused on what do i have to do in this body, because every body is different, end of quote. >>> for folks out east, the hess gasoline truck has been a staple under christmas trees for generations but hess said they're getting out of the retail gasoline business, thus ending an era. some people jokingly ask when the locusts will be coming. israel is worri
NBC
Mar 21, 2013 4:00am PDT
a day after kim jong-un ran a mock strike. pyongyang has stepped up its rhetoric in recent days. over what it calls hostile, ongoing military drill s betwee south korea and the u.s. although north korea is believed to lack the technology to carry out such an attack washington says it's deploying more anti-missile batteries in alaska to counter a possible threat. >>> a massive man hunt continues this morning as colorado police search for the cold-blooded killer of the head of the state department's state corrections. tom clements was shot at his front door tuesday night in monument, just north of colorado springs. investigators say due to his position as executive director of the corrections department there could be any number of people who may have had a motive to target him. state police have few leads but they are looking for a vehicle that according to a neighbor was left running outside just minutes before the murder. >> that's being described as something lar to, perhaps a late '80s early '90s lincoln, perhaps a cadillac, something of that nature. it's a boxy-style vehicle, if w
ABC
Mar 9, 2013 12:35am PST
into a sea of fire. the new leader kim jong un vowing to break his country's peace pact with south korea. and missile tests from pyongyang prompting new u.n. sanctions. so what do you think? as tensions rise in the region, should the u.s. respond to north korean provocations, or not? weigh in on the "nightline" facebook page or tweet us @nightline. thanks for watching abc news. we hope you check in on "good morning america." they'll have the latest on the winter storm battering the northeast. and a controversial new tsa decision that allows passengers to carry knives onboard. gma is working while you're sleeping and we're always online at abcnews.com. have a great weekend. see you back here monday. ñtút!tp
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2013 2:00am PST
hamill. >>> dennis rodman made friends with north korean's kim jong-un watching basketball game. >> he wanted to give president obama something to say. he wants president obama to call him. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. >>> check this out, washington state lawmaker ed orcutt came up with a reason to pass bicycling law. according to science, he's completely wrong one study said that driving car produces ten times more co2 emissions than riding a bike. >>> nbc meteorologist bill karins joins us now tracking the weather. another storm. >> the very unpopular -- >> why do you say that? >> who wants to hear about a snowstorm in the march. this morning the snowstorm is going to move across the country over the next 3 1/2, 4 days. it's already on its way. this is just the beginning of this storm, today the worst travel, north dakota and minnesota. and portions of iowa. temperatures are cold enough for snow to accumulate. winter storm watches in northern portions of virginia, including washington, d.c. and baltimore. an updated winter storm warning for the greater ch
FOX News
Mar 18, 2013 12:00pm PDT
: i remember when kim the younger, kim jong-un, became the new leader. we didn't even have a picture that was less than five years old. but more importantly, who is pulling his strings? do we know? >> the danger is that the hardline elements of the north korean military is -- he has an uncle that is not very pro engagement, pro u.s. the danger is that they're pulling his strengths and he is allowing them to do that. what i do think is happening is kim jong-un and his people think he has to strengthen himself because he is so young and inexperienced with his own people. so, maybe a lot of this bluster is to show his own people he is in charge, that the missile launch was successful. the one they did a couple of months ago. but it's amazing what we don't know about this guy, and this is why i think it's important that somehow down the line we engage him with diplomacy, but backed up with a few sticks. like the chinese could help more than they're helpings. >> shepard: the south koreans ended the crease fire that put the war on hold. how concerned are the south koreans about this guy? >
FOX News
Mar 31, 2013 4:00pm PDT
kim jong-un declared the korean peninsula was in a state of of war. we had a presence there and have had since fighting in the korean war ended in a cease-fire in 1953 with no official peace treaty there. and holding trills and the b-2 bombers just left and now we're learning that f-22 fighter jets arrived for more joint exercises. and they're the most advanced in our air force. elizabeth prann. >> the muscle flexing continues. reports are u.s. military officials are flying f 22 stealth fighter jets in joint exercise was south korea. the f-22 raptor technology is known for being unmatched. the advanced fighter jet is incredible to radar and air defense systems. the arrival of the f-22 is coming just days after the u.s. trained over south current turf with both b-2 bombers, as well as-- or b-52 bombers as well as b-52 stealth bombers. former ambassador john bolton tells fox news the u.s. main land should not be as concerned as north korea's neighboring countries such as south korea and japan. he doesn't discredit the possibility of future violence in that region. >> i think these thre
FOX News
Mar 7, 2013 12:00pm PST
not like being threatened by anyone, least of all an unpredictable dictatorial man like kim jong-un armed with a nuclear weapon. but u.s. officials appear confident that north korea is in no position to carry out its threats. >> the united states is fully capable of defending against a ballistic missile attack. furthermore, we're continuing to update capables capables and wen firm with the protection of south korea and the regional peace and security. >> despite the long-range missile launch north korea carried out in december, most experts say there's least two years, probably more than five years, before they can put a nuclear warhead on any missile that could possibly reach and strike hawai'i, for instance, or alaska, or the u.s. lower 48, shep. >> does anybody anywhere think these sanctions might make a difference? >> well, certainly the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice, thinks these are some of the most sweeping sort of punishments ever leveled by the security council. listen. >> taken together these sanctions will bite and bite hard. they increase north korea's isol
NBC
Mar 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
's other stories. kim jong-un warning the world that his nation is ready to, quote, settle accounts. tens of thousands of north koreans crowded pyongyang for a call to arms. his army is ready to strike the u.s. and south korea. >>> they will decide if cal swim coach, kristan kunan will be able to sue the district saying they failed to do enough to stop her from sexual abuse. >>> people in one west san jose neighborhood will meet to determine what they can do to fight plans to build a mcdonald's in their neighborhood. city leaders say they cannot stop the mcdonald's from building but they can stop a drive-through. >>> shocking investors on wall street as they close the first quarter, the netflix was up 106.8%. they say the real surge came in january when they reported a strong holiday season. >> one of the 500 stocks to make up the s&p 500. >> the other 499, scott mcgrew says, are doing pretty well. >> a record. >> the s&p 500 hit an all-time closing high on thursday, marla. it is going to stay there today because there is no trading because of the good friday holiday. we will have to wait
ABC
Mar 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
kim jong un and caption that appears to say strategic forces appear to hit the u.s. and north korea striking an american bomber. south korean media saying the north may be preparing for another missile test. ed lee is taking his second trip this month. now he is in china. he begin yesterday. he will be meeting with chinese government officials and business leaders. he want to lure chinese investors here and get a chinese bak bank to fund housing developments at two military bases. >> i'm going to get even another airline hooked in for international flights as well as try to get closer to an agreement on a project at hunters point. >> lee will visit his father's ancestral village. he expected to get red carpet treatment there. he has about 30 people on his trip including willie brown. >> katie: it is the end 6 an era. a san francisco institution closes its doors after 27 years. tommy was a hot spot for celebrities. they dined there, it's also attracted politicians like dianne feinstein and former mayor willie brown. changing demographics and lease issues have forced tommy's joint to
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